Friday, November 16, 2012

More hats! F.O. Friday!

I just finished up my 5th hat of the season. It feels really good to get more done and more stash used up!. (I've posted about my resolution in this post.) I'm aiming for at least one more.. hopefully many more but I must do at least one.  I'm also excited to give these hats away to kids who need them this winter. I hope to get my daughter involved with that part too. 

Made so far:
I think number 6 should be another girly hat. 

What are you knitting this November?  Are you knitting anything for charity? 

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

An early resolution.

I am not usually the kind of person who makes New Years resolutions but this year I am making one and making it early. I want to knit away some of my stash yarn. I want to make hats for those who may need them this winter from my stash yarn and I will not buy anymore yarn for myself till I've done so.  I'm kinda of disgusted right now with the amount of yarn I have, I know I have more than I need and I feel like it's time (past time really) to give something back on the yarn/knitting front.  

I've finished one hat already that will probably be going to a little boy named Lucky. He is the youngest son of the presswallas who do their work near our apartment. They have 4 children and I hope to make them all hats! 

Please join in if you feel like you have more stash than you need and you see a need around you. In India where I live the need is everywhere in the winter time. In fact you probably don't even need to go out to find it because while sitting in traffic these child will come right up to your window!  Plus it's a win-win! They get a hat that has been made with love and compassion and you get more space for new yarn! ;)  

Happy knitting! 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Work in progress..

It's Wednesday, time to share what I'm working on! 

I've been trying hard to finish my Red Coat of a Yankee and am down to the last few very long rows! I'm also still trying to decide which buttons to use. I'm leaning towards wooden ones. 

I've also just cast on a new project. I'm making a Malabrigo Neck Thingie by Anna Sahakian. I'm using Malabrigo Seleccion Privada and it's probably the softest yarn I've ever worked with! There is some pink in the colorway I have that I am not too fond of however, the sheer squishy-ness of this yarn makes me want to forgive it for being pink. (I hate pink in case you didn't know.)

I've also been making fillings for making handmade chocolates! I'm planning to meet up with a friend tomorrow to make chocolates. I've not made too may before so I've been experimenting with different fillings. We'll have to see what tastes the best.  I've also washed and dried some corduroy fabric that I hope to turn into a fall/winter dress for Anaiah some time soon. 

There are always so many things I want to do but just not enough hours in the day to do them all. Do you ever feel like that?  

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